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Cemetery of the Week #142: Chinko-ji Temple cemetery

Chinko-ji Temple cemetery aka Rokudo-san cemetery aka Rokudochinnoji cemetery 595 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Japan Telephone: +81 75 343 6555 Founded: 836 AD Size: a fraction of an acre Number of interments: hard to say, since Japanese are cremated and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

One of the goals of my trip to Japan was to visit the Foreigners’ Cemetery in Yokohama. Because I wasn’t sure what the status of the wifi would be in our air b’n’b apartment,  I did my research beforehand.  I … Continue reading

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My Dream Round-the-World Itinerary

Usually when I travel, it’s a case of finding a graveyard wherever I’ll be. When my parents decided they wanted to show my daughter Niagara Falls this summer, I did some research to find out what cemeteries I could visit … Continue reading

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Colma, Before the Graveyards

Colma, CA by Michael Smookler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn’t longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it’s nice … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #52: Aoyama Reien

Aoyama Reien 2-32-2 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Telephone: 03-3401-3652 Founded: 1872 Size: 64 acres Number of interments: difficult to estimate, since Japanese are cremated and their ashes are buried inurned between the family monument. Open: 24 hours Cherry blossom-time is … Continue reading

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